Making “waste not” a way of life

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Bernice Ting is a proud Macdonald Campus student. The feeling is more than mutual. The energetic environmentalist is one of this year’s winners of the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Awards.

“Dog catcher” has pooches’ best interests at heart

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Wild dogs on First Nations reserves in Alberta have a champion in award-winning veterinarian Judith Samson-French, BSc(Agr)’81.

Powerhouse Martlets prevail once again

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

The McGill Martlets recently won their fourth Canadian championship in the past seven years, while three of the team’s veterans earned gold medals in Sochi. What makes the Martlets so consistently good?

A side project that could save lives

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

McGill professor Colin Chapman is an anthropologist, not a medical expert, but his extracurricular efforts are having a major impact on the health of people who live near Uganda’s Kibale National Park.

Where is Canada’s Breaking Bad?

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Many believe that this is a new golden age for television, with shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones and House of Cards attracting cult-like devotion. Can Canada be a player in an era of high-quality TV?

The view from above

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Wade Larson, MBA’00, is the driving force behind UrtheCast Corp., a Vancouver-based company that plans to “democratize” the view from space, offering anyone with an Internet connection the chance to see Earth the way astronauts do.

Changing lives with music

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Music educator Dantes Rameau, BMus’05, recently found himself in exclusive company when he was named to Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list along with Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey.

The crisis in Ukraine: Is the Cold War back?

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

The eyes of the world are focused on Ukraine, as tensions between Russia and the West reach levels not seen in decades. Assistant professor of political science Maria Popova sheds light on the crisis for us.

Our man in the Pentagon

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:27 am

As the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, Daniel Chiu, BA’88, spends his days taking stock of everything that could conceivably go very, very wrong in the world.

Grounding video games in good science

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Scientists Sebastian Alvarado, PhD’13, and Maral Tajerian, MSc’08, PhD’13, are the founders of Thwacke! The company advises video game makers on the scientific elements of their storylines.